In The Community
Committed to the supporting and building the communities we serve.
At ENTREC, WE strive to help and improve the communities where we work and live – it's one of our core values. Not only are we, as an organization, happy to support local events and contribute to worthwhile causes, we are also proud that many of our employees are actively involved in charitable groups as well. Recent highlights:
Various fundraising initiatives for numerous worthwhile causes;
> Donating time and equipment for community projects, such as a picker truck and operator to help build a playground at a local school;
> Sponsoring rural tractor pulls where employees compete;
> Sponsoring local sports teams including a women’s hockey team from northern B.C., and the Team Alberta Aboriginal Midget Hockey Team;
> Numerous small initiatives that allow individuals to do good in many communities across our service area. This includes granting time off for charitable work;
> Sponsoring the incredible, 50-km-per-day run across Canada by 23-year-old employee Curtis Hargrove of Bonnyville, Alberta. Curtis’ goal was to raise $1 million for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Between May and November 2012, Curtis ran from Atlantic Canada to British Columbia. ENTREC sponsored Curtis and matched all employee contributions; and
> Sponsoring several other employees who competed in fundraising marathons and extreme adventure sports.
Below is a list of some of the many organizations/charitable events that we are proud to have been involved with:
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Kids Up Front Foundation Edmonton
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Movember Campaign Supporting Prostate Cancer Initiatives
- Bonnyville Health Foundation
- Local Junior Sports Teams
- Ducks Unlimited Canada
- Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Community relations and public awareness
ENTREC interacts with towns, cities and aboriginal communities that will be traversed by major hauls of oversized/overweight goods. We have an employee dedicated to community liaison, providing a single point of contact for hearing concerns from community stakeholders. His roles are to interact with these communities, including at public meetings, and being open and transparent about where our equipment is going, including the timing and impact of planned hauls. He also provides information about opportunities for local businesses to participate in our project work, such as providing third-party pilot vehicle services, or joining the ENTREC workforce. Government permits for the transport of oversized/overweight loads are specific and restrictive, specifying times and locations for each load. ENTREC follows all laws, regulations and permit specifications, and goes one step beyond, by providing community feedback on transportation issues to government officials. ENTREC is also participating in an industry-led campaign to improve road safety by providing information to the motoring public.
ENTREC operates in an environmentally conscious manner using industry best practices. At the job site, environmental protection is the primary responsibility of the site operator. Because ENTREC transports and sets up equipment and vessels that are in an unfilled, de-pressurized state, there is little risk of environmental spills during our hauls. We follow careful practices in our shops and yards to avoid spills and to dispose of waste fluids in an approved manner.